John McCain Obama’s Biggest Critic
Shockingly, John McCain is working to make life difficult for the man who beat him last November.
Barack Obama began his presidency with an open hand toward the man he had just defeated in a race that was at times bitter.
“There are few Americans who understand this need for common purpose and common effort better than John McCain,” said Obama at an inauguration-eve tribute dinner to his former foe.
But in the year since that evening of comity and collegiality, McCain has emerged as one of the leading critics of the new president. On foreign policy, his traditional area of expertise, and domestic affairs, where McCain has shown new passion, the 73-year-old Arizonan is making it plain that he has no plans to serve out his years in the rank-and-file, as a politician known more for what he lost than what he will yet accomplish.
I, for one, never saw this coming.